I use three types of accounts:
- Full-time work
- Web development work
If you want to know why I'm using three types of accounts. Leave a comment down below.
I'm switching all the time between these accounts on different websites.
Logging into Gmail with my work account and at the same time logging into Gmail with my private account. So I can read both emails.
Another example is YouTube. I'm subscribed to different types of channels on every account.
Firefox Multi-Account Containers to the rescue!
From the day on I discovered them I use them everywhere and Firefox is my main browser because of that.
How do they work?
profiles or containers. If you really look behind the scene it's just a folder on your hard drive where firefox saves stuff like your configuration or history and so on.
You can change that profile by starting firefox with the -p flag and then you will be prompted with a list of profiles where you can manage them. So its nothing new but now you can use these profiles within the same window but in different tabs!
Okay, let's set this up
- 1) Install Firefox ( Hello captain obvious)
- 2) install this extension
- 3) Have fun with it!
Now when you long press the new tab button you see this:
By default, Firefox creates 5 containers for you!
- 1) The default container ( no color)
- 2) The personal container ( Blue )
- 3) The work container ( Orange )
- 4) The banking container ( Green )
- 5) The shopping container ( Pink )
If you want to use them like that just do it is a pretty nice setup.
You can edit them by clicking on the symbol with 4 squares on the right side
Cool so now we have our multi-account containers and we can log in to 3 google accounts at the same time just a tab away!
Thanks for reading!